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Genus Proctacanthella

P. cacopiliga / leucopogon ? - Proctacanthella cacopiloga - male 8016740 Asilid - Proctacanthella Proctacanthella leucopogon or tolandi - Proctacanthella - male Robber Fly with prey - Proctacanthella cacopiloga - male Asilid - Proctacanthella willistoni - female Robber Fly - Proctacanthella cacopiloga Efferia - Proctacanthella - female Asilid - Proctacanthella cacopiloga - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Asilidae (Robber Flies)
Subfamily Asilinae
Genus Proctacanthella
Explanation of Names
Proctacanthella Bromley 1934
6 spp. in our area, 7 total(1)
Canada to Mexico + 1 sp. in Dominican Rep.; in our area, P. cacopiloga widespread (NJ to AB & TX) + 5 spp. in the west(1)